Re:T-62984 Flight Officer Thomas W KILEY - Killed - 383rd Fighter Squa
Interestingly, 42-106448 was originally Henry Brown's WR-Z "Hun Hunter ~ Texas". From the 355th FG it went to the 555th FTS , 495th FTG where it was C7-C/ before going to the 364th FG's clobber college. Kiley joined the 364th FG 383rd FS on 15 February 1945, just one week before being killed on 14th. 1SF pilots were very often rotated from the 364th FG and they seemed to serve a period of just a few weeks before returning to their parent squadron. As a flight officer, it is highly unlikely that Kiley would have gone directly to the Scouts without any operational experience so I would certainly stick with him being with the 383rd FS.